A virtual event to discuss the formation of a Disability Employee Affinity Group is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, at 6 p.m. CT. The meeting will be conducted over Zoom.
Those who identify as disabled persons, the parents of disabled children, other family members, caregivers and friends are encouraged to attend.
The meeting is open to all Vanderbilt employees, including staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars, regardless of identity.
The goal of the listening session is to gather input, ask questions and offer suggestions about how a Disability Employee Affinity Group at Vanderbilt can best serve this community, including creating programming for disabled persons and their families.
The listening session will be facilitated by:
- Franklin Ellis, director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence, vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of OIE
- Anita Jenious, director of Equal Opportunity and Access
- Jamie Bojarski, director of Student Access Services
- Teea Moore, HR & Labor Relations consultant in Human Resources
This event is part of a new university initiative to create Employee Affinity Groups supported by the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with Human Resources. Other groups in the initiative include the Association of Vanderbilt Black Faculty and Staff, the LGBTQI+ affinity group, the Neurodiversity affinity group, the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander affinity group and the Golden Dores.